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#1 2014-01-13 16:05:57

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Article: "Help I Can't Do Mathematics"

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Help I Can't Do Mathematics


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#2 2014-01-13 18:19:55

ganesh
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Re: Article: "Help I Can't Do Mathematics"

Hi MathsIsFun,

Excellent page! Nice tips to learn!


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#3 2014-01-13 19:20:40

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Re: Article: "Help I Can't Do Mathematics"

Thanks ganesh, great to see you here smile


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#4 2014-01-13 20:59:23

Agnishom
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Re: Article: "Help I Can't Do Mathematics"

Awesome article! I will forward this to a few people.


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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#5 2014-01-13 22:00:04

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Re: Article: "Help I Can't Do Mathematics"

Hi MIF;

Very good! Hope it inspires people.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#6 2014-01-16 09:39:29

ShivamS
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Re: Article: "Help I Can't Do Mathematics"

Very good article! But, the primary point, as stated there, is that students in math and science often have learning gaps. When I was learning the basics, I sped through trivial things like adding fractions. Then when I was doing more advanced material, those trivial things were what had me stumped. Perhaps, MIF, you should create some sort of an online cumulative examination for people to know what they are missing.

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#7 2014-01-16 18:23:22

bobbym
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Re: Article: "Help I Can't Do Mathematics"

Hi;

Have you seen Mathopolis?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#8 2014-01-17 04:38:47

ShivamS
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Re: Article: "Help I Can't Do Mathematics"

Yes, but I was not aware that it has a "placement" or "level of math skill" test.

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#9 2014-01-17 13:56:35

bobbym
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Re: Article: "Help I Can't Do Mathematics"

I was just mentioning it because there are almost 9000 math questions there. If you can go through that I would say your fundamentals are fine.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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